• Short Summary

    The Apollo 7 astronauts, racing around our planet in their 16 ton spaceship, 200 miles high, flashed more live television pictures of themselves to millions of viewers in the United States and Europe Wednesday (October 16).

  • Description

    The Apollo 7 astronauts, racing around our planet in their 16 ton spaceship, 200 miles high, flashed more live television pictures of themselves to millions of viewers in the United States and Europe Wednesday (October 16).

    This transmission like the ones Monday and Tuesday -- were fairly clear and lasted approximately 10 minutes.

    The astronauts, Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham appeared in good spirit.

    After a few moments of light banter between the Apollo-7 crew and the coordinator at the Houston Spacecraft Center, Schirra clearly demonstrated the weird effect of weightlessness in the spaceship capsule built to take men to the moon. He flicked a food bag into space above him and it hung suspended and rotating in the weightless environment.

    The 11 day flight of the spacecraft seems to be going so well that optimism is growing that Apollo-7 will clear the way for a December flight around the moon by the Apollo-8 team.

    Schirra and his crew also showed the television viewers the intricate systems devised to support men on the half million mile trip to the moon.

    National Aeronautics and Space Agency officials say the tropical storm now roaring over the eastern Carribean Sea should not affect the Apollo-7 mission in any way.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1P4E5OLWATJDW3O8KBN0DWWFX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1P4E5OLWATJDW3O8KBN0DWWFX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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